Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH, USA

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Youngstown State University
3.39 Average Rating

Andre from WARREN, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Its a fun place to stay at.
The Rec Center is great.
Not really a whole lot of people there.
Tips for prospective students
A tip for students is to study a lot and not to go to a lot of wild parties. Sometimes people get robbed going to the parties.
Academic Rigor
The academics are good. The classes aren't to hard.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is fun. Sometimes its noisy in the hallway when your trying to sleep though.
Food and Dining
Its a buffet in the dining hall and they have restaurants in the Kilcawley Center.
What to do for fun
There isnt really a lot of stuff to do so I just go to the Rec Center to play basketball.
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Carly from Boardman, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have attended Youngstown State University for 3 semesters and have already found myself being engaged in detailed conversations concerning my Nursing major. Being able to speak at a more intellectual level has shown how much I have learned from YSU in such a small amount of time. My professors have been very intriguing and very helpful in trying to instill their knowledge in their students. This has also helped with my learning process.
Am enjoying being here
Since my first day at Youngstown State University I have had so many doors open before my eyes involving new opportunities to learn and make my college experience amazing. I feel that I can truly enjoy myself at this particular college because I can stay as long as I want to study and spend time with friends, but then I can also leave when I want to come home and spend time with family. I enjoy being able to have more freedom and become involved with whatever I would like on campus. Youngstown State University gives me that exact opportunity.
Bang for the buck
From my two previous reviews involving the learning abilities and enjoyment level, I definitely feel that Youngstown State University is a bang for the buck!
Tips for prospective students
I would tell any student thinking about going to Youngstown State University that it is truly the college for them if they like being free, receiving a good solid education, and willing to work for their degree.
Great for these types of students
This college is great for students who want to get a taste of the outside world but who still want to fly back to their nest if need be since YSU is a wide known commuter school. This is a great place to be yourself, meet new people, and do your own thing while still getting a great education for your future career.
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Joline from Akron, OH

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At Youngstown State University I have learned so much and I am continuing to grow with knowledge. The professors want you to challenge yourself not only in the classroom but also outside the classroom. I have not had a professor yet that I have not learned valuable information from and in giving me the opportunity to do my own research outside the classroom I have learned the most. I feel like a detective sometimes uncovering new leads or reaching dead ends where I have to link information to find a new leads. Coming into any college environment I think everyone needs to be aware of the learning that needs to take place outside of the classroom which I believe what I have been taught most.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy being at Youngstown State University so much that I decided to get a campus job. I am a peer mentor at the Center for Student Progress and I mentor incoming college freshmen to help them adjust to college life. I am also involved in a few different organizations and play on the intramural volleyball team. The students, professors, and staff at YSU are all very excepting and the campus has so much to offer.
Bang for the buck
Yes, you do get your 'bang for your buck' at YSU. I believe YSU has cheaper credit hours than some other colleges. Also, I feel what I am paying for is well worth it. I am a junior now and so far I feel all of my classes have been very academically and personally rewarding.
Tips for prospective students
Tips I have for prospective students enrolling into any college would be to not wait to get involved on campus. Go to the Center for Student Progress and see your Peer Mentor. It is a proven fact that those students who do get involved on campus are more likely to stay in college and complete their degree. I you need help in a class just ask, seek tutoring (which is FREE) or talk to the professor to see if they have a graduate assistant who could help you. Also, go to the professors office hours because the professor does not know you need help unless you go talk to them. Find an organization or club to join to get involved on campus and in the community. YSU has about any organization you could think of so no excuses for not getting involved. Lastly, if you have the opportunity to get a campus job then please do it. Being an employee on campus lets me network so much and doors started to open for me that I never knew existed.
Great for these types of students
YSU is great for high school graduates who want to live on campus to have the full college experience. There are dorms on and off campus. Also, YSU is smaller than most state schools so it is a smaller but not to small of an environment to adjust to. YSU is also great for commuting students which is what I do. Furthermore YSU is a great place for nontraditional students as well. So if you are a student thinking about returning to college now and you are juggling kids, work and school you will do fine at YSU because their are many nontraditional students. I have two kids, bills, work and school but at YSU I have been able to keep a 3.8/4.0 GPA.
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Celeste from Youngstown, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
My courses are specific to me and have increased my understanding of my major.
Am enjoying being here
Now that I am working on my master's, I am able to be more involved in my laboratory work to produce my thesis. At this point in time, the classes I take aid my hard work in the laboratory.
Bang for the buck
YSU is reasonable priced in comparison to other surrounding universities. I know many people who wanted to go away for college, and due to increasing costs, had to move back and attend YSU.
Tips for prospective students
Go to each class and prepare for future lectures. College is a time to network and learn about the people around you. That being said, study with other classmates or tutor if you grasp the subject matter well. Not only does that increase your retention, it looks very good on your curriculum vitae or resume. Also, take advantage of your professor's contact information, especially their office hours. Utilizing these tools show your teacher that major effort is being used on your part to succeed in their class.
Great for these types of students
All types of students roam this campus.
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Jameaka from Youngstown, OH

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
all the professors are helpful in every way possible. you literally learn new thing everyday you're on campus!
Will enjoy being here
All the students and staff are super friendly. I have friends that attended the early college program and the absolutely loved it.
Bang for the buck
Very good price for the quality of education that is received.
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Shanelle from Jeannette, PA

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Of course. The teachers are very helpful and will lend a hand whenever you need it.
Am enjoying being here
At 1st I thought I would be going home every weekend but with the friends I met in my dorm its a blast. It is a very nice campus with lounge areas where you can chill and talk with others or quiet study areas to get some work done
Tips for prospective students
For 1st year students you should definitely check out the Center for Student Progress. The people in there are real cool and they have peer mentors that help you and teach you different things about campus and college life.
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Morgan from Center Twp., PA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
7 people found this review useful
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Bang for the buck
There are tons of scholarships available at YSU, and so many student organizations and great teachers.
Tips for prospective students
Get the Undergraduate Bulletin... EVERYTHING is in there.
Great for these types of students
Prospective music majors... This school is awesome for music. There are phenomenal teachers here and you will get a great education. I haven't started yet but I know some of the teachers and plenty of people who have graduated from YSU and loved it.
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Sarah from Grafton, OH

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
YSU offers many opportunities inside and outside of class for learning. Outside of class, YSU offers tutors for every subject which are very helpful and most professors hold office hours or have them by appointment which I highly recommend every student attends. The professors are here to help and they will do anything to assist you with any problems you may have.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is not very big but it's not very small either. Campus is very beautiful and it makes you feel at home. YSU has many different types of clubs and organizations for everyone out there and I do mean everyone. It's a great way to meet new people and have fun while you are here.
Bang for the buck
The programs here at YSU are very well put together. You can get the same education here as you can at a higher end college for a lot cheaper. Not only is it worth the money, but YSU also offers many different scholarships and awards plenty of financial aid to help you out. Their financial aid offices are a great help and will assist you with any problems you may have when it comes to paying for college.
Tips for prospective students
Have fun. Get involved. You will get the most of your college experience by getting involved with clubs, organizations and even a job on campus. Take time from school to relax and enjoy yourself. Not only will you have fun but it will help you with school by controlling your stress. Don't be afraid to ask questions, either in class or outside of class. That's what professors are here for.
Great for these types of students
Youngstown State University is great for a number of different students. I am a part of their Education program and it is a very well organized program and the professors in it are very helpful and love what they are doing which makes class quite enjoyable. I recommend it for Education majors.
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Zachary from Delaware, OH

accepted here and planning to attend soon
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Just by speaking with some of staff at YSU, there is a set plan for my education. I cant wait to see what this new experience will bring.
Will enjoy being here
I am looking forward to meeting new people and actually getting involved with the campus activities.
Tips for prospective students
Youngstown State is a good value for a 4+ college. It is a medium size campus with all the activities as a larger campus.
Great for these types of students
I am heading in under Law Enforcement. I see that YSU offers a number of majors and I am looking forward to meeting so many new people.
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Andrew from Boardman, OH

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Youngstown State University offers an array of certified majors and minors that will continuously challenge you from freshman year through graduate school. YSU's Anthropology program is very proactive in keeping students informed with updated field information and using the latest forms of teaching technology.
Am enjoying being here
YSU has some of the greatest academic programs in Ohio. Couple that with an intimate learning setting and you get a high quality college experience here. Professors here are very personable and willing to go out of their way to help in any way possible.
Bang for the buck
Located in Youngstown, Ohio, YSU offers a renowned college experience for a fraction of the price of other Ohio schools such as Ohio State University or the University of Toledo.
Tips for prospective students
Make an effort to make friends and meet people in your perspective fields. This is useful at any college, but here at YSU people are of a different breed. Everyone wants to help everyone else, it is great.
Great for these types of students
YSU has outstanding programs in engineering, nursing, and social sciences. People are here to work towards a better future, and they don't mind taking time to help you get to your better future.
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